Monday, September 28, 2009

Sometimes Being Super Frugal Can Backfire!

I just feel like bitching for a moment, so read on if you're still interested!

Blogging for me started when I lost my job in January of 2008. We made a lot of financial adjustments and I made the decision to stay home. My insanity paid off, and it's really been a dream come true. I've always been frugal, but now have lots more time to scout out deals on things that interest me. That daily journey is shared here.

One of the frugal things we started doing was cutting my husband's (and the kids) hair. Now, before you go off and start thinking I'm super fab with the clippers, I'm not! He keeps his hair real short and just uses #1 or #2 all over. In the past he was actually paying and tipping to have this done "professionally". I use quotes since he sometimes came home pissed and usually re-clipped it.

So, back to being frugal, we started doing it at home to save money. But, in order for it to look decent, I have to clip the sides and the back. I hate doing it! I don't like my ears touched, nor do I want to touch other peoples ears. Ear lobes are okay, it's the cartilage that grosses out! Folding it down to clip behind...yuck!

Things have loosened up for us a bit financially (or maybe I just now really see the value in paying $15-20 to have your hair clipped). But hubby thinks I do a better job than hair cut place, and we're still clipping at home. I even tried to give him a coupon for a FREE haircut at SportsClips and he refused it!

Damn me and my mad hair clipper skills!


jmartell said...

This is an awesome post, Angie. I never knew about your weird ear phobia. I'm LOLing at Bill turning his nose up at your free haircut coupon :)

Allie said...

One bad haircut...or a bald spot might solve your trouble!! :)A

Angie said...

I know!! Sports Clips even does hot shaves and a neck message!!!! Who in the world would pass that up? I almost went myself.

Ear phobia thing sucks! I've always wanted my ears pierced up high, but just can't handle it!!

Angie said...

I've threatened that Allie!!! And, was really tempted to today. BUT, we have my cousins wedding to go to on Saturday, so it would have just backfired on me.

I thought of writing a big "B" in back. :)

Keith Wilcox said...

I used to cut my own hair. Remember Garland and how he used to give all of us guys flat-tops in college? Well I learned to do it on myself. Held a mirror in one hand and the clippers in the other. I have longer hair now, so I can't do that anymore. Too bad because now I spend an arm and a leg on it.

Angie said...

Totally remember the haircuts!! :)

I'm having a hard time adjusting to "seeing" you with hair, but I like now!!